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the very existence of George Eliot's poetry came as a surprise to many of her readers yet this collection of nearly 500 pages of sonnets ballads narrative poems and verse dramas reveal her to be one of the major women poets of the 19th century. Her work evokes the wonders of a rural childhood engages the issues of nationalism and racial prejudice and faces ultimate questio ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published December 1st 1989 by Skoob Books (GB)
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19th Century Women Poets
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In 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poe ...moreMore about George Eliot...